An examination of the impact of maternal fetal attachment, postpartum depressive symptoms and parenting stress on maternal sensitivity.

@article{Dau2019AnEO,
  title={An examination of the impact of maternal fetal attachment, postpartum depressive symptoms and parenting stress on maternal sensitivity.},
  author={Ana Luisa B T B T Dau and Laura S. Callinan and Megan V. Smith},
  journal={Infant behavior & development},
  year={2019},
  volume={54},
  pages={
          99-107
        }
}
The current study aimed to examine the impact of maternal depression, maternal fetal attachment (MFA) and parenting stress on maternal sensitivity, intrusiveness and positive regard for the child with a sample of 36 low-income, mothers-infant dyads that were followed from pregnancy through the first year postpartum. Maternal depression and parenting stress were expected to have a negative impact on maternal sensitivity, intrusiveness and positive regard, while high MFA was hypothesized to have… CONTINUE READING
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